Whether you have a dog who works hard and is tender and sore at the end of the day or your dog is experiencing growing pains, or even an old dog who deals with pain and discomfort, you can learn to give him a massage to make him feel better and relax at the end of his day. Giving your dog a massage will help ease tension built up in his muscles, help him to relax, and potentially help him sleep. Massage your pup after exercise, upon waking, or at night to strengthen the bond you have with him and help his body feel better.
If your dog is not used to getting massages on a regular basis, he might flinch because his muscles could be tender and sore. Growing puppies and older dogs can both benefit from a massage. If this is new for you and your dog, ease into each session by working on one area at a time.
Older dogs who suffer from stiff joints and arthritis might enjoy a daily massage.